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Bichir

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Bichirs
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Polypteriformes
Family:Polypteridae
Species
Erpetoichthys calabaricus
Polypterus ansorgii
Polypterus bichir
Polypterus delhezi
Polypterus endlicheri
Polypterus ornatipinnis
Polypterus palmas
Polypterus retropinnis
Polypterus senegalus
Polypterus weeksii

The bichirs are a family (Polypteridae) of primitive ray-finned fishes. They have thick bonelike scales and a series of dorsal finlets instead of a single fin. All occur in freshwater habitats in Africa.

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